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After a car accident last Saturday, Jonathan Ferrell, 24, was only looking for help when he knocked on a random door.
A caller, whose identity has not been released, called the police mistaking Ferrell for a burglar. However, when Ferrell ran at the cops, he was greeted with 12 bullets shot by Officer Randall Kerrick and only two of them missed their target.
Georgia Ferrell, the mother of the victim, stated that she does forgive Kerrick, but she wants justice as well.
Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter and if convicted will receive 17 years in prison. Michael Greene, his attorney, believes he’s not guilty. According to The New York Daily News, Greene believes that, “It will be found that Officer Kerrick’s actions were justified on the night in question.”
However, the family attorney of the Ferrells, Chris Chesnut, has witnessed 20 seconds of video from the police dash cam.
According to Chesnut, there were three different series of shots. Then, he says, “By the time they stop shooting, then they start saying, ‘Get on the ground, get on the ground,' he had already been shot.”
According to CBS News, Georgia Ferrell said, “I don’t want to bury my son, my son should be burying me.”
Ferrell was a former Florida A&M student and had no criminal record.